Many years later I've (mostly) overcome the disappointments of adolescence, have a life that's quite fulfilling and learned to rely on spell check to fix mistakes.
Still, through some cosmic set of circumstances, I've been blessed with incredible luck. I have a family that is unconditionally loving and supportive who have taught me to live with an open mind. I've achieved success in a demanding profession that allows me to work with brilliant scientists and engineers around the world. And I've got a collection of brilliant and eccentric friends that keep life interesting.
Now I'm looking for a beautiful woman to enjoy it all with.
Wish me luck.
I'm exceptional at knowing the right time to hoot, holler and whisper at a jazz show.
If I'm standing up, the center of my chest.
Books - The Cairo Trilogies (Mahfouz), And the Band Played On (Shilts), Merchants of Doubt (Orestes), Freud (Gay), Les Miserable (Hugo), Illuminations (Benjamin), Brother Karamozov. Anything by Le Carre.
Poetry - Seamus Heaney and Miller Williams. They are like Irish and American mirror images of one another.
Movies - Dr Strangelove, Seven Psychopaths (anything by Martin McDonagh, really), The Battle of Algiers
TV - The Wire, Deadwood, Justified. Still moved by the exquisite final season of Boardwalk Empire.
Theater - Twelfth Night, Corialanus, The Weir, The Piano Lesson. Looking forward to The Lieutenant of Inishmaan. I just saw Shepard's Particle of Dread at the Signature Theater and loved it.
Music - Gillian Welch, Cole Porter, Ben Webster, Bill Frissell, Detroit Cobras and John Lurie. For better or worse, those are the least obscure musicians on my current rotation.
* Fresh coffee beans, preferably of a bold variety
* 18 grams of fine grind
* 200 degree water
* 9 bars of sustained pressure for extraction
* 28-32 seconds of a sustained, smooth pour
* An IV drip to deliver the result into my blood stream
I wish I were a drugged tiger. Based on a survey of OKcupid profiles, drugged tigers get all the chicks.
I'd like to share a vision of the future with someone. I'd like a partner to kiss in the morning when we wake up, to kiss in the evening when we fall asleep and to share our strength, support and lives during the times in between.
If that sounds appealing, please write.